Tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of COVID-19, requires boldness never seen before on the continent, says the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe.
Speaking during an African Youth Ministers consultative meeting on COVID-19, recently, Songwe, quoting the late American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., said Africa needs to remain awake and help find solutions to the pandemic as restrictions put in place to curtail the virus begin to be eased. She said: “This is a time to be bold. It is a time when we need to come together to ask if we are responding to the call of the youth.
“Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. No time ever in our history have we been at such a crossroads where we have both a health pandemic and an economic…
Source: Guardian Newspaper